Video Games are Cited as Bizarre Divorce Ground in China

by admin on May 30, 2013

As Courtney Cox and David Arquette are now officially divorced following their separation in 2012, it has been reported that in China, a woman has bizarrely tried to divorce her husband following his love of video games. reports that college sweethearts, Zhang Ping and Wang Juan, were married in 2011 and initially lived in marital bliss.

Then the honeymoon period was over.

Wang complained her husband  became lazy and said whenever she asked for his help with chores,  he responded that after a boring day at work he found playing video games to be more relaxing. Wang finally decided she could take no more and lodged a divorce  petition, citing her husband’s lack of responsibility, and selfish attitude as the main grounds.

Before the judge, Zhang argued against the petition, and agreeing with him the judge asked Wang if she could try and work things out. Wang accordingly agreed to drop the lawsuit.

Thailand Divorce Lawyer

Chaninat and Leeds specializes in divorce law in Thailand

 In Thailand if the divorce is a mutual request, the proceedings tend to be relatively simple.

However if one of the parties is unwilling or unable to participate in the proceedings, the legal process of filing for a divorce can be more complicated.

 One of the following grounds must be asserted:

* A 3 year period of separation

 * One spouse has deserted the other for over one year

* The husband has taken another woman as his wife

* The wife has committed adultery

* One spouse is guilty of misconduct (criminal or otherwise)

* One spouse has been imprisoned for more than one year

* One spouse has physically or mentally harmed the other

* Lack of marital support

* One spouse has had incurable insanity for at least 3 years

* One spouse has broken the bond of good behavior

 * One spouse has an incurable communicable disease

* One spouse has a physical disability so as to be unable to cohabit as husband and wife.

 Accordingly, excessive video game playing would not be an appropriate reason in a Thailand divorce.

This certainly ranks up there with one of the most different and bizarre reasons to request a divorce. It does however rank up there with other bizarre stories: in Nigeria a woman reportedly divorced her husband because he talked too much – she explained in court all trust had left their relationship over his inability to keep his mouth shut. In Israel, one man divorced his wife after she brought 550 cats home claiming they ruined his home life by blocking the entrance to the bathroom, and stalking him at mealtime by stealing his food off the table.

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